“I think this is absolute total misreading of history. The Muslim Brotherhood is a mortal enemy of our civilization, they say so openly,” Newt Gingrich, former Republican House Speaker and ‘Israel-First’ Islamophobe said on CNN recently.
Interestingly, a rebutal to Newt Gingrich’s anti-Muslim Brotherhood came from a very unexpected source – Queen Noor of Jordan, who told Piers Morgan (CNN, February 7, 2011) that no future stability can be achieved in Egypt ( Jordan and Syria) without taking the Muslim Brotherhood’s participation in the governing process.
“The Muslim Brotherhood is one of many groups throughout the region that have points of view that need to come to the table, need to be part of the dialogue and the governance-building process, if you will, but they’re only one of a multitude of other groups,” said Queen Noor.
The Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan al-Muslimun), though banned as a political party in Egypt – is the largest and most organized religious and political Islamic movement in both Egypt and Jordan. It also carries significant influence in Occupied Palestine (Hamas) and Syria.
Muslim Brotherhood, though the oldest Islamic movemnet in the Middle East – has totally failed to bring democracy, justice, gender and financial equality into Egypt, because like the later date Islamic movements in Pakistan, Tunisia, and Morocco – it has tried to establish Islamic governance by participating the same post-colonial secularist system created by the anti-Islam West to keep Islam out of politics.
In March 1928, Imam Hassan al-Banna along with six other Islamic activists established Ikhwan, a halaqa (group) as a welfare and Da’wa group. He was invited by British ambassador in Cairo on tea and praised al-Banna for his good character and his social activities. Ambassador even offered him British assistance for his work. The Imam listened patiently, then told the Ambassador that Egypt and all its money is the property of the Egyptian people and that Britain’s time in Egypt was coming to an end. Al-Banna was exiled to Upper Egypt in 1948. On the 12th of February 1949, on a sunny crowded market in Cairo Imam Hassan al-Banna was martyred by an assasin. No one was ever charged with the murder by the British occupation authority.
The Muslim Brotherhood has since the martyrdom of Hassan al-Banna survived all attempts to stifle it. Not only did it grow even stronger in Egypt, but it created branches in all the Arab countries. The Islamic resurgence manifest in the Arab world today owes its origin directly or indirectly to the Muslim Brotherhood Organisation. MB was dissolved in Egypt in 1948. After 1952 military coup, MB was banned and its members persecuted. Among those were Sayyed Qutb and Zainab al-Gazzali. Muslim Brotherhood entered Egyptian politic during the 1980s by fielding independent members. In 2005 election, 45 MB-supported members won Parliament seats. Getting a signal from Washington-Tel aviv, Mubarak cracked down the MB.
Muslim Brotherhood, like Lebanese Islamic Resistance, doesn’t get financial aid from any foreign country. Both organizations are supported by members’ donations and investment in several fields.
Muslim Brotherhood (MB) spokesman has confirmed on the organization’s official website that the current protests against Hosni Mubarak is not an Islamic Revolution like the 1979 Iranian revolution – but a public uprising against a tyrant regime and that MB is in-league with the secular opposition groups. However, pro-Israeli Jewish leaders, being allergic to anything Islamic, are admitting their MBphobia. For example Isi Leibler, former chairman of World Jewish Congress has commented in Jerusalem Post that though he not a supporter of Hosni Mubarak – he fears the post-Mubarak era. “I think they will practice the same restraint as Hamas practices, because they’re soul brothers, those two groups. They are identical. They have ideological origins and they are extremist fundamentalists, and if they play the game, it will only be temporarily,” said Liebler. I wonder why the Zionazi forgot to include Hizbullah as the third ‘soul brother’!